Press Releases

05.27.21

SCHUMER, IN MEETING WITH MICRON’S TOP LEADERSHIP, MAKES PUSH TO BUILD NEW MICRON MEMORY FAB IN UPSTATE NY; WITH POTENTIAL TO CREATE THOUSANDS OF NEW JOBS, SENATOR SAYS HISTORIC FEDERAL SEMICONDUCTOR FAB INCENTIVE LEGISLATION WILL BE CATALYST TO BRING COMPANY TO NY

As Federal Incentives Are Being Considered, U.S.-Based Micron Technology, Inc. Is Exploring Future Option To Expand Its Footprint, Including Locations In Upstate New York Schumer Has Proposed $52 Billion To Implement Federal Semiconductor Manufacturing And R&D Incentives That The Senate Is Considering This Week; Pushes To Land Micron Facility & Cementing NY Leadership In Domestic Semiconductor Industry Schumer To Micron: Come To Upstate NY, Future Semiconductor Epicenter! After fili… Continue Reading


05.26.21

GILLIBRAND, SCHUMER CALL ON USDA TO DELIVER ADDITIONAL RELIEF TO NEW YORK DAIRY FARMERS TO SUPPORT RECOVERY FROM ECONOMIC CRISIS

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Chair of the Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Dairy, and Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer are calling on the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide additional relief to New York dairy farmers who have taken a financial hit during the COVID-19 crisis. The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) was created last year to provide direct relief to farmers and help keep them afloat as agricultural markets, supply chains, a… Continue Reading


05.26.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, HIGGINS, REED ANNOUNCE OMB GREENLIGHTS LONG-SOUGHT PILOT RECORD DATABASE AFTER MORE THAN A DECADE OF ACTIVISM BY FLIGHT 3407 FAMILIES; DATABASE, AFTER BEING DELAYED FOR YEARS, WILL HELP ENSURE EXPERIENCED, CAPABLE, AND QUALIFIED PILOTS ACROSS THE AVIATION INDUSTRY

Senators, Congressmen Fought Alongside 3407 Families Since Colgan Air Flight 3407 Disaster in February 2009 To Enact Safeguards And Prevent Future Tragedies New Database Would Enable Airlines To Access Pilot Training History Before Hiring, Ensuring More Qualified and Capable Pilots Federal Reps: Ceaseless Advocacy By 3407 Families Will Make For Safer Skies U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Congressman Brian Higgins, and U.S. Congressman Tom Ree… Continue Reading


05.21.21

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON SAMSUNG’S PLANS TO BUILD A CHIP FAB IN THE U.S.

Following his previous push, Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer released the following statement regarding Samsung's announcement today confirming plans to build a new chip manufacturing plant in the United States: Senator Schumer said, "As I've said before, there’s no better home for Samsung’s $17 billion U.S. semiconductor fab announced today than Western New York’s STAMP campus. STAMP is a cut above the rest with its low-cost utilities on a redundant reliable power g… Continue Reading


05.21.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $21.1 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR UPSTATE NY AIRPORT

Funding Will Be Used To Rehabilitate, Reconstruct, Modify, And Build Airport Facilities & More Senators Say Funding Arrives Just In Time As New York Prepares To Reopen Next Week Schumer, Gillibrand: FAA Funding Helps Upstate Economy Take Off U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $21,197,296 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funds to airports and counties across Upstate New Y… Continue Reading


05.20.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE REVISED FY ’21 FUNDING FOR PUBLIC HOUSING ACROSS NEW YORK STATE

Community Development Block Grant Program Provides Lifeline For Cash-Strapped Communities Struggling To Afford Essential Services 1.5% Revised Allocation Amounts to Hundreds of Thousands in Additional Funding for 50 Recipients Across New York U.S. Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced an increase in Community Development Block (CDBG) program funding originally announced by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on… Continue Reading


05.20.21

SCHUMER, IN PERSONAL CALL TO DHS SECRETARY MAYORKAS, URGES FEDS TO WORK WITH CANADIANS TO ADOPT NEW ESSENTIAL TRAVELER RULES & IMPLEMENT HIS PLAN FOR BINATIONAL BORDER REOPENING AGREEMENT ASAP

Schumer Visited Northern Border Earlier This Month To Introduce His 4-Point Plan To Reopen The Border; Canadian Government Has Since Announced That It Was Starting Internal Discussions On Reopen & Schumer Says Summer's Arrival Is Perfect Time to Implement New Approach Thousands Of American & Canadian Property Owners And Businesses Are At Risk Of Losing Another Summer Season; New York Communities That Share Deep, Long-Standing Social And Economic Ties With Canada Deserve To Know The End… Continue Reading


05.19.21

SCHUMER AND GILLIBRAND STATEMENT ON DOT’S ANNOUNCEMENT OF LOCAL HIRE PILOT PROGRAM FOR HIGHWAY AND OTHER INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following joint statement regarding the U.S. Department of Transportation heeding the senators' calls and implementing a local hire program for highway and other infrastructure projects: Senators Schumer and Gillibrand said, "As Central New York rebuilds from the COVID pandemic and embarks on a generational opportunity to transform I-81 through the city of Syracuse, it is critical that the … Continue Reading


05.19.21

SCHUMER INTRODUCES LANDMARK LEGISLATION TO INVEST $53 BILLION IN DOMESTIC SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY, FUEL AMERICAN INNOVATION & CREATE JOBS IN UPSTATE NY; SCHUMER’S BILL IS THE BLUEPRINT TO MAKING NY A GLOBAL HUB FOR SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING & OTHER TECH INDUSTRIES

Schumer Has Led The Charge To Pass The Endless Frontier Act To Make Largest R&D Investment In Generations And Secure Critical Federal Funding For Domestic Manufacturing of Semiconductors And Other Critical Technology Critical Senator Says Bill Includes Massive Investment To Boost U.S. Competitiveness and Supercharge Upstate CHIP Production And R&D, Making It Essential To Growing NY Companies & Easing U.S. Reliance On Foreign-Made Semiconductors, Alleviating National Security Risks … Continue Reading


05.19.21

AFTER TIRELESSLY ADVOCATING FOR PFAS CLEAN UP AT STEWART, SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MALONEY ANNOUNCE STEWART’S GAME-CHANGING SELECTION FOR ACCELERATED AND WELL-FUNDED FEDERAL DEFENSE ENVIRONMENTAL CLEAN-UP PROGRAM; STEWART’S SELECTION FAST TRACKS CLEAN-UP – NOW SET TO TAKE MONUMENTAL STEP FORWARD THIS YEAR

Although It's Been Five Years Since Toxic PFAS Was Discovered In Recreation Pond At SANGB & Washington Lake - Almost 85x EPA Health Advisory Limit - No Permanent & Systemic Remediation Measures Have Begun After Years Of Unremitting Advocacy, Including Securing Filtration System On Base, Reps Deliver Critical Next Step To Clean Up Toxic PFAS & Secure Health And Safety For Orange County Residents; Reps: This Is The First Air National Guard Remedial Investigation To Be Funded Under The… Continue Reading


05.13.21

SCHUMER STATEMENT ON PENN STATION ACCESS

Following his delivering billions for New York's transportation systems as part of the American Rescue Plan he led to passage in the Senate, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer released the following statement regarding FTA's approving MTA’s publication of the Environmental Assessment of the Penn Access Plan to establish new mass transit access in the South and East Bronx and Southern Westchester: Senator Schumer said, "I have long supported the effort to expand transit access … Continue Reading


05.13.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $1+ MILLION IN FED INVESTMENT HEADED TO ADIRONDACK NORTH COUNTRY FOR PANDEMIC RESPONSE PLANNING, ADDING MORE THAN 200 NEW JOBS AND SAVING ALMOST 1,500 EXISTING ONES

$1,013,534 From Feds Will Let Adirondack North Country Association Establish A Center For Pandemic Response To Arm Local Businesses With Individualized Resilience Plans With Small Businesses Across The North Country Starting To Get Back On Their Feet, Newly-Funded Technical Assistance Will Help Provide Employees and Owners Much-Needed Predictability For Months Ahead While Strengthening Regional Economy Schumer, Gillibrand: EDA Funding Will Help North Country Small Businesses Recover U.S. Se… Continue Reading


05.12.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, BOWMAN ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $1.2 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL FED FUNDING TO WESTCHESTER COUNTY FOR HURRICANE SANDY REPAIRS AT GLEN ISLAND PARK IN NEW ROCHELLE

FEMA Funds Will Cover Cost to Permanently Repair City of New Rochelle's Glen Island Park Reps Say Feds Continue Showing Admirable Commitment To Do Right By New Yorkers Left Reeling By Hurricane Sandy Even Years After Historic Relief Package Became Law Schumer, Gillibrand, Bowman: Much-Needed Funds Will Fill In The Gaps Of Glen Island Park's Full Post-Sandy Rebound Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Jamaal Bowman announced tha… Continue Reading


05.11.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE THE RECONNECTING COMMUNITIES ACT TO REVITALIZE UPSTATE NY COMMUNITIES DIVIDED BY HIGHWAYS, DRAMATICALLY INCREASING ECONOMIC INVESTMENT IN HISTORICALLY DISADVANTAGED AREAS

Historically, Many Highways Have Been Built Through Economically Disadvantaged Areas, Displacing Residents & Isolating Communities; Projects Like I-81 Reformation In Syracuse, Inner Loop in Rochester, I-33 in Buffalo, I-787 in Albany Could Receive Support Under Senators' Plan Senators Say The Reconnecting Communities Act Would Address The Legacy Of Highway Construction Fracturing Many Communities Of Color And Low-Income Communities Schumer, Gillibrand: Revving Up Investment In Communities … Continue Reading


05.10.21

SCHUMER, IN CALL TO CEO, URGES DOOSAN BOBCAT AND BUFFALO-BASED VIRIDI PARENTE TO DEVELOP AND ASSEMBLE ELECTRIC VEHICLE MODELS OF COMPACT CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT IN WESTERN NEW YORK, POTENTIALLY BRINGING HUNDREDS OF NEW UNION JOBS TO FORMER AMERICAN AXLE PLANT ON EAST SIDE

Doosan Bobcat and Viridi Parente are Considering Assembly of Electric Vehicle Models on Buffalo's East Side; Could Potentially Bring 300-350 New Union Jobs To WNY Schumer Has Led New York Efforts To Pivot To Electric Vehicles And Greener Transportation; Pledges Support For Bringing the Development to Buffalo and Cementing Upstate New York As Leader In Electric Vehicle Industry Schumer: Picking Buffalo Will Be A Win-Win-Win by Growing Local Economy, Creating New Jobs and Continued Growth of N… Continue Reading


05.06.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, RE-UP SENATE PLAN TO SET FEDERAL LIMOUSINE-SAFETY REGULATIONS & CLOSE SAFETY LOOPHOLES TO GET DANGEROUS LIMOS OFF THE ROAD & SAVE LIVES

Schoharie's October 2018 Limo Accident Was Nation's Deadliest Accident In Years; Reports Revealed Gaping Loopholes In Federal Safety Regulations Senators Re-Introduce Three Pieces Of Bipartisan Legislation To Boost Safety Of Aftermarket Stretch Limousines On NY Roads For Passengers, Drivers, & Pedestrians Schumer, Gillibrand: Do Not Allow The Victims Of Schoharie’s Tragedy To Be Forgotten; Pass Meaningful Reforms Now WASHINGTON, D. C. - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schume… Continue Reading


05.05.21

AS NEW YORK PREPARES TO REOPEN FOR BUSINESS, SCHUMER CALLS ON FEDS TO IMMEDIATELY WORK WITH CANADIAN OFFICIALS AND DEVELOP CONCRETE PLAN TO REOPEN THE NORTHERN BORDER ASAP; SENATOR SAYS CLEAR GUIDELINES FOR REOPENING MUST BE ESTABLISHED AS THE NORTH COUNTRY’S ECONOMY DEPENDS ON SUMMER SEASON, CROSS-BORDER TRAFFIC

Nearly 14 Months Since The U.S. & Canada Restricted Non-Essential Travel Across The Northern Border, Continuous Extensions Of Restrictions With No End In Sight Have Trapped Individuals, Families, Businesses, And Communities In A Cycle Of Waiting Thousands Of American & Canadian Property Owners And Businesses Are At Risk Of Losing Another Summer Season; New York Communities That Share Deep, Long-Standing Social And Economic Ties With Canada Deserve To Know The End Is In Sight Schumer T… Continue Reading


05.05.21

WITH HUNDREDS OF ROCHESTER-AREA DAYCARES SHUTTERED BY COVID & RAPID INCREASE IN DEMAND FOR CHILDCARE AS NY OPENS BACK UP, SCHUMER REVEALS: MORE THAN $1.8 BILLION ON-THE-WAY TO NEW YORK TO HELP PROVIDERS MEET NEW NEEDS; NEW FUNDS WILL PROVIDE REAL HELP TO FINGER LAKE FAMILIES

Rochester-Finger Lakes Child Care Is CRITICAL To Full Re-Opening; Schumer Says Funds From American Rescue Plan Are Now On Way To Support & Even Expand Critical Child Care Services; In Monroe County Alone 102 Home or Center-based Childcare Centers Closed During Pandemic Finger Lakes' Child Care Sector Will See Sizable Portion Of More Than $1.8 Billion In Direct Child Care Relief Funds & Can Submit Soon To State to Access Funds; Funds Will Mean Finger Lakes Children, Families, Essential … Continue Reading


05.05.21

AS NEW YORK PREPARES TO REOPEN FOR BUSINESS, SCHUMER CALLS ON FEDS TO IMMEDIATELY WORK WITH CANADIAN OFFICIALS AND DEVELOP CONCRETE PLAN TO REOPEN THE NORTHERN BORDER ASAP; SENATOR SAYS CLEAR GUIDELINES FOR REOPENING MUST BE ESTABLISHED AS WESTERN NEW YORK RISKS LOSING OUT ON $900 MILLION IN CROSS-BORDER REVENUE ON THE HEELS OF SUMMER SEASON

Nearly 14 Months Since The U.S. & Canada Restricted Non-Essential Travel Across The Northern Border, Continuous Extensions Of Restrictions With No End In Sight Have Trapped Individuals, Families, Businesses, And Communities In A Cycle Of Waiting Thousands Of American & Canadian Property Owners And Businesses Are At Risk Of Losing Another Summer Season; New York Communities That Share Deep, Long-Standing Social And Economic Ties With Canada Deserve To Know The End Is In Sight Schumer T… Continue Reading


05.04.21

FOLLOWING LAST MONTH’S EVENT IN ROCKLAND COUNTY, SEN. SCHUMER & REP. JONES ANNOUNCE FEDS HEED THEIR CALL – SENDING SENIOR EPA OFFICIAL TO ROCKLAND COUNTY THIS WEDNESDAY FOR PUBLIC MEETING; JUST WEEKS AFTER THEIR PUSH, EPA WILL HEAR DIRECTLY FROM ROCKLAND RESIDENTS & COMMUNITY LEADERS ABOUT THE POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO TOXIC CHEMICALS IN THEIR DRINKING WATER

With Over 300,000 Rockland Residents Potentially Exposed To Elevated PFAS Levels In Their Drinking Water, Schumer & Jones Called For Feds To Step In And Assist State And Local Agencies - And Hear Directly From Impacted Communities EPA Heeds Schumer-Jones Call & Send Senior Official To Rockland For A Public Meeting At 7PM on Wednesday Following their in-person calls in Rockland County last month, and focused advocacy for over 300,000 Rockland residents, U.S. Senator Charl… Continue Reading

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